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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Peru Nobel laureate donates library to hometown

Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa will donate more than 30,000 books from his personal library to his hometown of Arequipa, where he was celebrating his 76th birthday. "A first installment of the books, properly classified" will be donated next year, the writer said during a ceremony in his honor. The books are planned to be delivered to Arequipa's Cultural Center, which administers the house where Vargas Llosa was born and will convert it into a museum in 2013. The author of "The Dream of Celt" said he decided to donate his library after "feeling very dedicated" to Arequipa for the love its people had shown him. Vargas Llosa said his more than 30,000 books are spread between residences in Lima, Madrid and Paris

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